Empress of Soul Gladys Knight Plays Palace; ‘Hair’ Found at McKeesport Little Theatre (Sun., 11/11/18)

1) Gladys Knight, known as the “Empress of Soul,” used to be followed everywhere she performed, and no, it wasn’t by a stalker or the government. She had a group of highly talented male back-up singers called The Pips. Knight—a seven-time Grammy Award-winner —is best known for the songs “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye).” She’s even released a gospel album, Where My Heart Belongs. Knight’s numerous television credits include her namesake variety show, “The Jeffersons,” “The Muppet Show,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” and “30 Rock.” Gladys Knight and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. 7 p.m. The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. (RH)

2) HAIR (musical) by Gerome Ragni, James Rado, and Galt MacDermot. Everybody knows that Hair is the hippie musical. Those who’ve seen it know it has a seriously good story to go with the groovy songs. And very few know the Pittsburgh angle: book and lyrics were co-written by the late Gerome Ragni, from the fine small borough of East Carnegie. Now Hair moves upriver for a production by McKeesport Little Theater. 2 p.m. Ends today. 1614 Coursin St., McKeesport. (MV)